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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This beer is made in the pumpkin beer tradition, except instead of pumpkins we used yams, and lots of them! A big Belgian-style brown ale of 10% ABV, this one is bringing pumpkin beers (or yam beers) into new territory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2009
I had experienced my first sweet potato pie a couple weeks back and Iím glad to say this conjured visions of that lovely sampling. Aroma of coca-cola, sweet potato, and brown sugar infused butter. Taste isnít sweet in the artificial sense but with the carbonation added there is a definite soda presence here. Other flavors are fall spice and what felt like light sherry and belgian yeast at the finish. Nice brew but a little to much coke going on here for my taste. Thank You Bruery. 2009 25oz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Poured hazy brown with an almost tan head and light lacing. The aroma is heavy on the cinnamon and clove spices, softened a bit by brown sugar. The flavor is cinnamon, clove, brown sugar and with yeast and light tartness towards the end. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a touch of alcohol that didnít feel out of place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3816) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Pours reddish brown with a brown/orange disappearing head. The aroma is very yeasty and Belgian, with dark fruit, molasses, cooked yams, brown sugar and spices like cinnamon and clove. The flavor is very powerful and a tad harsh on the palate. Yeast, spices, molasses, maple syrup, banana stand out. The yams come through in the finish surprisingly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (965) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
750 ml bottle from South Bay Drugs ($7.99). This was the 2008 version drunk today, so itís been aging for over a year. Pours a chalky muddy brown with hints of orange and red. No real head (yes, I was aware of the carbonation problems from this inaugural batch). Aroma is dominated by normal pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice) with some yam/pumpkin notes. Tastes strongly of sweet yams (fortunately, I really like yams) and the aforementioned spices. This has an earthy sweetness with some maple hints as well. The finish is lightly sweet and tangy with the spices. A hint of alcohol, but otherwise the high ABV is hidden well -- this is quite quaffable. I like it, but the complete lack of carbonation is a problem. I may pick up a 2009 bottle and re-rate. (191, 215)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Enjoyed this beer with Thanksgiving dinner, and it definitely fit the meal. A sweet and spicy beer, roasted malts, molasses, slight bananas, and tons of autumn spices giving it a pumpkin pie quality. Very fitting for the season, and a good, interesting beer, but not something I would drink everyday--a little too sweet (in the wrong way) for my everyday tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3458) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
25.4 oz bottle. Foggy orange brown with diminishing beige foam. Nose is nutmeg, cinnamon and earthy yam. Medium body with a tang. Taste is yeasty sweet potato pie then bitter spices. Certainly has the biggest vegetal presence of similar brews iíve tried but succumbs, as is often the case, to an unpleasant stale spice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6781) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle. Unclear brown body with a small off white head. The aroma is fruity and light sour with notes of syrup and spices. Heavy sweet pumpkin flavour with some spices and dark sugar. Body is close to flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bottle: Had this for thanksgiving, spiced and sweet aroma, dark with a thin white head, sweet and malty taste with fairly full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2795) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2009
My first foray with this bruery and I know understand what the hype is about. A truly interesting take on a movement in the beer world for autumn/spice/pumpkin beers that has raised the bar for everyone else. Too often are these types of beers just regular beers with a little bit of clove and cinnamon thrown in to give you a spiced holiday feel. This beer however blends a couple of new ingredients to add subtle complexities to a smashing base brown ale. A lot of maple syrup in the flavor for me along with a little bit of nuttiness. A bit of a sweetness on the finish but not an overly sugary sweetness. Iím guessing the sweetness comes from the yam aspect. Really enjoyed this interesting take on a fall beer and looking forward to more from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Served this one pre-Thanksgiving meal to a couple of my beer drinking guests since beer sampling is as important as the Turkey on Thanksgiving. This brew was the surprise big hit of the day. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon and alcohol. Nice smooth spicey flavors - lots of cinnamon and nutmeg - and the yams are not nearly as overpowering as pumpkin seems to be in beer. Also picked up some gingerbread and some warming alcohol. This beer was a nice addition to the holiday meal.

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